Is your dog a ham? Mine is.
Lately whenever I move from my usual seat in the living room, perhaps to go into the kitchen to get a drink or upstairs to the washroom, my Labrador Retriever, Midnight, will automatically get up from wherever she is and if she doesn’t follow me to see if she can get a treat out of me she’ll go and steal my seat.
When I return I find a dog lying on the couch on my pillow. She won’t move either when I ask her to. Nope. Most of the time I have to get my hand under her and flip her over to the other side of the couch. She just goes limp and believe me she ain’t light! She’s just dead weight when she does this. I guess this is another way I can keep in shape, but whoever heard of developing muscles by “flipping” the dog?
Actually, Midnight loves her snacks and I think she’s been gaining a bit of weight lately. She still looks fairly trim. However, if I gave into to her begging (going into the kitchen and looking at the top of the fridge where we keep her dog biscuits, raw hides and other treats) she’d be really fat. She’d eat all day long if we let her. I’d probably have to look into that diet pill for dogs that I read about recently.
I can certainly understand why pets get fat. Between having busy humans that might be too busy to take them for long walks and having trouble not giving into to those pleading eyes whenever a tasty meal is in their presence it’s no wonder that there are a lot of overweight pets out there.
We do give our dog treats. Just small ones and I make sure they are healthy like natural dog biscuits (tiny ones) that have no chemicals in them or a plain piece of freshly cooked chicken. However we also make sure that Midnight gets lots of exercise. She’s still young so she loves to play with us in the house. Her favorite game is to drop her toy dog bone at our feet wanting us to slide it (like a hockey puck) across the floor for her to chase. She doesn’t know when to quit either! She also gets at least three long walks a day.
Anyway, as I was saying, Midnight is a ham. I think my favorite thing that she does is to climb on on the couch beside me and then do a doggy somersault so that I can rub her back legs and tickle her tummy. She groans and lets out happy barks when I do this.
Is your dog or pet a ham too? What does it do that cracks you up?